Which version do you intend on doing? Cause the braids are different from The Empire Strikes Back to Return of the Jedi. I, myself am a Return of the Jedi Boba Fett. According to the 501st's CRL (Costume Reference Library
) for Return of the Jedi, the Wookie Braid
prop is made from horse hair
. This, I think is what most folks use for either version of braid.....
Here is a little snippet from the 501st's CRL on ROTJ Boba Fett...
And here's the snippet from the 501st's CRL on an ESB Boba Fett...
You'll notice that the ESB CRL doesn't make mention of the material to be used for the braid, but again, I think most people still use Horse Hair for it.
During my build this task seems pretty daunting, so I went to a vendor well known here on The Dented Helmet. He goes by the name of woodman
. He produces what most refer to on here as thee go to braid. I'd recommend shooting him an PM on here. I have a set of his braids, here is how I received them....
All I needed to do was dust up the pineapple knots a bit, but that was easy to do (I used Vallejo Pigments and brushed them on
Hope this information helps!